CVE-2022-24903

Name
CVE-2022-24903
Description
Rsyslog is a rocket-fast system for log processing. Modules for TCP syslog reception have a potential heap buffer overflow when octet-counted framing is used. This can result in a segfault or some other malfunction. As of our understanding, this vulnerability can not be used for remote code execution. But there may still be a slight chance for experts to do that. The bug occurs when the octet count is read. While there is a check for the maximum number of octets, digits are written to a heap buffer even when the octet count is over the maximum, This can be used to overrun the memory buffer. However, once the sequence of digits stop, no additional characters can be added to the buffer. In our opinion, this makes remote exploits impossible or at least highly complex. Octet-counted framing is one of two potential framing modes. It is relatively uncommon, but enabled by default on receivers. Modules `imtcp`, `imptcp`, `imgssapi`, and `imhttp` are used for regular syslog message reception. It is best practice not to directly expose them to the public. When this practice is followed, the risk is considerably lower. Module `imdiag` is a diagnostics module primarily intended for testbench runs. We do not expect it to be present on any production installation. Octet-counted framing is not very common. Usually, it needs to be specifically enabled at senders. If users do not need it, they can turn it off for the most important modules. This will mitigate the vulnerability.
NVD Severity
high
Other trackers
Mailing lists
Exploits
Forges
GitHub (code, issues), Aports (code, issues)

References

Type URI
CONFIRM https://github.com/rsyslog/rsyslog/security/advisories/GHSA-ggw7-xr6h-mmr8
MISC https://github.com/rsyslog/rsyslog/commit/f211042ecbb472f9d8beb4678a65d272b6f07705
FEDORA https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/GMNNXLCU2UORRVSZO24HL4KMVPK5PHVW/
MLIST https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2022/05/msg00028.html
DEBIAN https://www.debian.org/security/2022/dsa-5150
CONFIRM https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20221111-0002/

Match rules

CPE URI Source package Min version Max version
cpe:2.3:a:rsyslog:rsyslog:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* rsyslog >= None < 8.2204.1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

Source package Branch Version Maintainer Status
rsyslog 3.15-main 8.2108.0-r2 Cameron Banta <cbanta@gmail.com> fixed
rsyslog 3.14-main 8.2012.0-r3 Cameron Banta <cbanta@gmail.com> fixed
rsyslog 3.13-main 8.2012.0-r3 Cameron Banta <cbanta@gmail.com> fixed
rsyslog 3.12-main 8.2004.0-r2 Cameron Banta <cbanta@gmail.com> fixed
rsyslog 3.16-main 8.2204.1-r0 Cameron Banta <cbanta@gmail.com> fixed